Monday, February 18, 2008

The new car was suppose to be the event of the weekend, but it wasn't. The hospital was.

My Hosptial Stay.

Mommy why do they have me caged. Jaxson was running back in forth in his crib until we put on baby Einstein. Then and only then would he sit down and be calm. He was a good
sport about the whole thing. I was just worried while running and jumping in his crib
he would pull out his IV. That was my biggest fear.
Finally we were transferred to a hospital that had a bed for Jaxson.
This was our ride in the ambulance. He did very well. How many 17 month old
babies have riden in an ambulalnce.

Because of his IV he could not go for walks, so this was the next best thing. Daddy took him for a ride with his IV line and all. He enjoyed his ride alot. He wanted to get out of the "cage" more than I could even imagine.

After 15-20 minutes of struggling with Jaxson to get a line into his dehydrated body, they allowed us to come back into the room. The only thing that finally got him calmed down was reciting Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See. Thank goodness we had it memorized.

The short version of what happened- here we go. Friday night the night we bought the car, my mom watched Jaxson and she told us that he was wheezing when she put him down. This was not uncommon for him, so I didn't think much of it. However, the next morning he was taking very short shallow breaths and was having a very difficult time. We didn't change the car seat over, so I couldn't take him to the doctor and I thought it might get better. Well he wasn't getting better, and I could just see how tired he was so finally by 8:45 PM I called Tyson to come home from a ward activity. Jaxson had fallen asleep for about one hour when we took him in.

I made my mistake taking him to an ER without a pediatric wing. I was so upset I wasn't thinking clearly. On the other hand they got him in right away. We waited about ten minutes. The nurse was not liking how he was breathing and took us right back to see the doctor. As mentioned before due to dehydration the IV was a nightmare. Jaxson is so strong a nurse had to lie on top of him to hold him down while the other nurse tried to find a vein.

They took a chest x-ray and it appeared that it could be pneumonia, and his breathing treatments helped, but not enough. We would be admitted. The problem was that within a 30-50 mile radius there were no rooms for children, so we slept in the ER of San Dimas. Good times. Jaxson slept Tyson and I did not. By 4:45 am I was so exhausted I texted Tyson, who was trying to sleep in the new van, to come in. I took off to home to get a few hours of sleep. I have to worry about the babies as well.

By afternoon they had us at Pomona Valley Hospital where we shared the room with another little girl with pneumonia. They were LDS too. We stayed one more night and were released on Monday afternoon. He still is wheezing, but the medication they gave seems to be helping.
Jaxson was so thrilled to be home. He was very very tired when we got home and fell asleep on the way home, but once we got home there was no way he was going into the "cage". He played, took a bath, and fell asleep for two hours. Thank goodness we are home in our own beds tonight.

Our Eventful Weekend!

Our new Car.

We had planned on getting a used van just because of the cost, but when a dealership called to tell us some 2007 cars had 0% interest it peaked my interest. I gave them a call and in fact, it was a great deal. I called my dad to come with me because Tyson was at work and I didn't want to go by myself. Plus, my dad doesn't mess around when it comes to buying cars.

However, for the record I did the deal all my self and he told me as he left the dealership that I finagled great deal. It made me feel good, but all I really did was not understand how they were coming up with the numbers, so they had to go back and forth three or four times. Finally Tyson go to the dealership, and they came with numbers that looked better. They explained to Tyson how they were coming up with the numbers and he said it made scene to him, so we did it and drove home a new van.

Bath Time with Daddy!

With mommy getting bigger it is getting harder to do bath time, so Daddy has taken over bath time. This is what Daddy does with bath time. This is their fun time. Jaxson stays in his bath for at least thirty minutes. Do yo think it is time for a first hair cut yet? Dad says yes, but I say not it still makes him look like he's a baby.

Friday, February 08, 2008

I've been tagged

A: The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.B: Each player answers the questions about themselves.C: At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

10 years ago today...
I was living in Utah on my own for the first time. I would imagine I had class and was working. I lived at the Raintree apartments in Provo. Other than that, thats all I can remember.

5 things on my to-do list today:
1. Go buy new pants at Motherhood Maternity. A girl at the doctors office told me about them. And yes they are the most comfortable pairs I own. So pregnant friends if your interested I tell you what they are.
2. Clean my bed room
3. update my blog
4. Take borrowed toys back to Whitney
5. Take a nap

I enjoy:
Taking naps while Jaxson sleeps. During his morning nap this is my time to do with how I choose. Often I will read two talks from last Novembers Ensign, yes I have not finished yet. Then if I'm feeling tired I will roll over and sleep for twenty minutes or until Jaxson wakes up. Or, I will read my book. Tyson bought me five books for Christmas and I'm down to the last one, they are part of a serious from Harlan Coban.

What would I do if I were suddenly made a billionaire?
First I would hire a maid to clean my house. Cleaning has never been one of my favorite things to do, but I love a clean house. Go figure. Second I would buy a house in California and in Utah, so both sets of Grandparents could share the babies. Third help my family with what needs they might have. Fourth give money to the Church. Fifth invest for the future, you never know what can happen. Sixth buy the nursery I've always wanted especially with twins on the way.

3 of my bad habits:
1. I keep clutter on the computer desk and near my bed.
2. I've been eating to much fast food due to work and being hungry at work
3. I love sugar

5 places I have lived:
1. Upland CA.
2. Provo UT
3. 3 cities in Minnesota serving a mission
4. one summer in Idaho Falls ID.
5. there is not a 5th

5 jobs that I have had:
1. Kessler Insurance
2. A nanny
3. Sears repair center
4. National School Fitness Foundation
5. Sylvan

5 things people don't know about me:
1. I'm an open book

I tag
Whitney, Amy Rambow, Sarah Jackson

Let the pain begin

So on Wednesday, Tyson and I went to the specialist for the month visit. We had a fetal EKG and everything looked good. However, he did inform me that I still have placenta previa which means I can't even try a natural birth. He said it doesn't look like it's going to move either. So I already started to prepare myself for the C-section. I guess it's better for the twins anyways.

After that appointment we met with a different doctor with lots of waiting in between. There is always a tech in the room before the doctor comes in to make sure everything is ready and working. Her first comment was it's fun to see such big twins this early in the pregnancy, I'm used to seeing them so much smaller. Tyson and I just just laughed. She was not the first tech to say this to us, as we've been going for three months now.

Once the doctor came in she started all the measurements and everything looks good. Two healthy little, yet big babies. There is for sure one girl and one boy. As she continued with the measurements, she made a comment about baby boys tummy being big, naturally I asked is that okay. She then told me his belly is measuring in the 75th percentile. Now working at Sylvan has taught me that this means only 25 out of 100 babies would have a bigger tummy. So I thought, wow thats good and bad. Then my dear loving husband who doesn't have to carry the children asked "well what about his head." The doctor laughed a little and said "we don't have to talk about that." I responded with "what does that mean, is his head really big." And just like that she said "yes and his head is measuring in the 85th percentile." BOOM, a C-section is now looking much better. In addition, both babies heads are down, thus I've been experiencing A LOT of pressure.

Now it may seem like I'm complaining, but really I'm just thankful that both babies are healthy and there are no complications. By having both babies so big it will just decrease their chances for having to be in the NICU. Baby boy is 1 pound 5 ounces and Baby girl is 1 pound 4 ounces (and her head is normal sized 46th percentile) and both are 11 inches long.

Top Picture: This is both heads next to each other. Since both are so big this is the only way we can show them together. It is the tops of their heads.

Bottome Picture: This is a side profile of Baby Boy. We can't get a good one of Baby Girl she is quite shy.

First Snow!

This last weekend we went to Utah for Tyson's grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. It was really nice. It was very touching watching Grandma and Grandpa Broderick. After 50 years, you could still see the love, respect, and devotion they have towards one another. They had asked a family friend to sing a few songs for them. He sings with Mo Tab and has a wonderful tenor voice. He sang a song from Les Miserable and I got very teary eyed. As I said before, it was very percious watching the Broderick's.
We had a great time even though it did snow the whole time we were there. Jaxson didn't love the snow, but he loved Tobie, the Brodericks dog. Jaxson went on a four wheel ride with his Aunt Chelsea through the snow. He really didn't have much of a reaction he just sat there.
Tyson really wanted Jaxson to love the snow, but as you can see that
was not really how he felt. He got the snow in his shoes
and his feet got wet and that was the end of the fun. He
also tried to feed him snow, Jaxson didn't bite. Smart kid. He takes after his mom.

Great picture of mom and Jaxson. Me with no make up on. Man we are white.

This picture was Tyson's idea. He wanted a picute of them together with their foot

prints behind them. It was cute. Plus it's a good picture of Tyson's butt. We only lasted

about 10 minutes in the cold weather.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Rock On!

I love Uncle Matt's drums.
Great Grandma and Grandpa Broderick came all the way from Utah for a vacation
and they came to see us. Jaxson went running into the drum room to show
off his mad skills in playing the drums. I think he is pretty good,
but I'm also mom. Everytime I would say "rock on" he would lift the sticks
as pictured above. I don't know how he knew to do that since we'd never
said that before. It was perfectly pictured by grandma.

Dad was so proud of his little drummer.